Week of June 1, 2021
NYMC Celebrates 162nd Commencement Virtually
The 162nd Commencement for New York Medical College (NYMC) and Second Commencement for Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) was a heartfelt sendoff to the Class of 2021. Although the ceremonies were virtual, students, faculty and school leadership, all expressed their pride for finishing the 2020-2021 academic year despite the obstacles that remained due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the culmination of a week of commencement activities that included individual school hooding and awards ceremonies. Read the full article on the Commencement and view the photo gallery and videos.
Golf Tournament and Reception Set for June 28

NYMC will host its 2021 Golf Tournament and Reception on Monday, June 28, at the oldest golf club in the United States, Saint Andrew's Golf Club, founded in 1888 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. The event will honor Leonard J. Newman, M.D. '70, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Read the full article on the golf outing and register for the event.
Rare Benjamin Rush Textbook Donated to HSL by Peter Bentivegna, M.D. '85
The Health Scieces Library (HSL) acquired an 1827 edition textbook written by Benjamin Rush, acclaimed historical physician and author, courtesy of Peter Bentivegna, M.D. '85, left. The book, Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind, was presented by Dr. Bentivegna to Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., center, the Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the HSL and Nicholas Webb, MSIS, right, archivist and digital preservation librarian, on May 24, before being placed into a display in the HSL Library Reading Room. Read the full article on the book donation.

NYMC Hosts Celebrating Diversity: Then and Now Event
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations joined together to host Celebrating Diversity: Then and Now, a virtual event on May 25. Alumni Lifetime Achievement Awards and Trailblazer Awards were presented to alumni and members of the Class of 2021 from the School of Medicine (SOM), Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) and School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP). Moderated by Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H. FAAN, FAES, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, SOM associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine, the inaugural event fittingly took place during commencement celebration week. Read the full article and view the video on Celebrating Diversity: Then and Now.
Twelfth COVID-19 Symposium Set for June 3
Faculty experts and leadership from NYMC and TCUS will present the latest updates on the pandemic at the twelfth symposium in the COVID-19 series. The online symposium on Thursday, June 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., will cover topics including: will COVID-19 become a regular, seasonal infectious disease?; the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and their influence on decision-making about taking and administering them; the roles of vitamin D, Ivermectin, and convalescent plasma serum in the management of COVID-19; employers' and schools' rights to compel vaccination amongst their employees and students; the COVID-19 pandemic in India; and the impact of the pandemic on the diagnosis of cancer in the U.S. Questions may be submitted to [email protected]. Continuing Medical Education credits are available. Read more and register for the symposium.

HSL Offers Endnote 20 Training
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) will offer the training, Endnote I: Beginners, on Monday, June 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class is the first of a two-part series in the citation management program, Endnote 20, now available for download on the HSL website . The training will demonstrate the features of Endnote 20 including, navigating the program, importing and exporting references, editing and organizing references, storing and creating citations in PDF format, searching online from within the program, and using Endnote in a Word document. It is recommended to install the program on your computer prior to the training. Advance registration is required.

SHSP Students Volunteer for COVID-19 Data Collection Project
Three New York Medical College (NYMC) students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) were among a group of more than 1,2000 student volunteers in the COVID-19 Data Project, an initiative to collect data from local health departments throughout the country, including Westchester County, to display the effect of the virus on certain communities. The students, Yalda Jabarkhyl M.P.H. '21, Shatha Alaboudi, a M.S. student in biostatistics, and Abrar Alotaibi M.S. '21, all helped obtain and verify the data pertaining to case counts and deaths related to COVID-19. Read the full article on the COVID-19 Data Project.

Under the leadership of Shetal Shah, M.D., FAAP, clinical professor of pediatrics, who serves as president of the New York Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the chapter received the 2020 Outstanding Chapter Award in the large chapter category. Dr. Shah led the chapter in its local response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the chapter was noted for its advocacy for Medicaid coverage for children and a statewide ban on the sale of flavored nicotine products, as well as addressing food insecurity, media outreach and providing more than 10,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to small group, private practice pediatricians. 
New York Medical College affiliate, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, was named America's most racially inclusive hospital according to the Lown Institute, in its list of 2021 Winning Hospitals: Racial Inclusivity. The Lown Hospitals Index is the first ranking to examine the racial inclusivity of more than 3,200 U.S. hospitals. Since its founding in 1875, Metropolitan has been an affiliate of NYMC, representing the oldest partnership between a public hospital and a private medical school in the United States.

Monday, June 28, 2021   |   11:30 a.m.  |   Register Here
Saint Andrew's Golf Club
10 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
The Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at 19 Bradhurst Avenue is now open by appointment only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Call (914) 493-7177 to make an appointment or call (914) 493-TICK for additional information.
The NYMC Free Community Food Pantry, located outside of the Alumni House at 20 Sunshine Cottage Road, is stocked with non-perishable food items and other items donated by the NYMC community.
Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff
Mondays  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Zoom
Meeting ID: 489 054 8060; Password: YOGA
One tap mobile +19292056099 (for dial in)

Virtual yoga class led by certified yoga instructor Mary Butler-Fink

Wednesday, June 2
12:00 p.m.
Department of Medicine Research Seminar
Thursday, June 3
12:00 p.m.
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Grand Rounds

12:00 p.m.
Department of Physiology Seminar
Monday, June 7
12:30 p.m.
HSL Endnote I: Beginners Workshop
Wednesday, June 9
3:00 p.m.
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Monday, June 14
12:00 p.m.
Department of Physiology Seminar
Wednesday, June 16
6:45 a.m.
Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds 
Wednesday, June 23
2:00 p.m.
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Research Seminar
Monday, June 28
11:30 a.m.
NYMC Golf Outing


New York Medical College Leadership News

Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer

Westchester High School Students Warming to COVID Vaccine Despite Concerns
The Examiner News - 5/27/21
Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H. FAAN, FAES, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, associate dean of student affairs and associate professor of neurology and of medicine

Faculty News

Health Experts See COVID-Related Suicide 'Crisis' Among Young
Patch - 5/27/2021
Stephen Ferrando, M.D., Har Esh Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal - 5/24/2021
Lori Solomon, M.D. '99, M.P.H. '09, clinical associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the Family Health Center
8 Parenting Debates to Hash Out Before BabySlide 4 of 8: Should you bank your baby's cord blood?
Parents - 5/19/2021
Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy

Journal of Emergency Medical Services - 5/21/2021
George W. Contreras, M.E.P., M.P.H., M.S., CEM, FAcEM, assistant director of the Center for Disaster Medicine and assistant professor in the Institute of Public Health 

Chron - 5/22/2021
Rajiv Tayal, M.D., M.P.H., clinical assistant professor of medicine
The New York Review - 4/29/2021
Stuart Newman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and anatomy and of medicine

Alumni News

Interesting Engineering - 5/20/21
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. '45, served as associate dean at NYMC from 1967 to 1975. 

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